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Mental health and the law: How a therapeutic approach is making a difference

May 5, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Amna Qureshi appears on the May 4, 2021 episode of the “Ask a Lawyer” segment of the Global Morning Show in Edmonton. Watch: Mental Health and...

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Is chasing paper a thing of the past?

Apr 23, 2021

Just think of all the paper we haven’t used in the past year!

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Busted: Five Myths about Legal Aid Alberta

Apr 16, 2021

For one reason or another, the legal profession lends itself to books, plays, and big- and small-screen dramas. Everyone has their favourites. (We’re partial to Suits, the CBC’s Diggstown, and on...

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Ask A Lawyer: immigration and refugee claims and the pandemic

Apr 7, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta responds to new challenges and changes to the way applications are handled.

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On the frontlines with Legal Aid Alberta family lawyers

Mar 26, 2021

LAA family lawyers Vanessa Cork, based in Lethbridge, and Kevin Livingstone, in Wetaskiwin, work with families in crisis.

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In cases of life or death, Legal Aid Alberta guides refugees to safety in Canada

Mar 19, 2021

“You’re saving lives and saving families, and giving people hope.”

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In The News

Ask A Lawyer: Immigration and refugee claims in the pandemic
Legal Aid Alberta immigration law expert Ruth Williams discusses the challenges and changes affecting refugee claimants and immigration applicants during the pandemic.
Global News Edmonton | April 6, 2021

Changes at Legal Aid Alberta allows sexual assault complainants faster access to lawyers
Crown can now deal directly with non-profit group to arrange legal counsel without court orders.
Canadian Lawyer Magazine | February 4, 2021

Rule change connects Alberta sexual assault complainants to lawyers faster
Prosecutors can now deal directly with Legal Aid Alberta to arrange legal counsel, without court orders.
CBC Calgary | February 3, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta expands supports for sexual assault complainants
Sexual-assault complainants will have faster access to lawyers following an update to Alberta’s court system aimed at curbing “unnecessary” trial delays and ensuring fairness for victims, says Legal Aid Alberta.
Edmonton Journal | February 3, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta on co-parenting over the holidays
Legal Aid Alberta staff lawyers are urging Albertans who share parenting responsibilities but live separately to put their child’s safety first this holiday season. Legal Aid Alberta family lawyer Jessica Chapman joined Global News Morning to share some insight on what is best for the children.
Global Edmonton | December 23, 2020

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